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Integra Cove Rendering

LandSouth begins construction on Integra Cove in Orlando

Apr 30, 2014

LandSouth Construction has started construction on Integra Cove, a $27,800,000 million garden style apartment community in Orlando, Fla.

The development will be nestled on 14.5 acres with 338 residences, 28 buildings, a large clubhouse and abundant amenities. Construction has commenced and scheduled for completion in the summer of 2015.

The developer is Integra Land Company of Lake Mary, Fla. Charlan Brock and Associates of Maitland, Fla. is designing the community. In its 16 year history, LandSouth Construction has completed more than 10,000 multifamily units, including apartments, senior living, condominiums, and townhomes.

"We are pleased to have this opportunity to work with Integra Land Company to build another high-quality apartment community. We believe Integra Cove will attract residents who enjoy the best of location and design," said Joe Passkiewicz, vice president of operations for LandSouth Construction, which is currently working on several multifamily projects throughout the southeast.

When completed, Integra Cove's amenities will include a clubhouse with state of the art fitness center, business center, pool with cabana, BBQ stations and outdoor fireplace.

The gated community will feature one, two and three bedroom homes with one or two baths ranging from 629 to 1,303 square feet of living space. Interior elements will include crown moulding, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Detached garages will be available.

Integra Cove is located at Central Florida Parkway and Westwood Boulevard in the mist center of Orlando’s growing entertainment, retail, restaurant and employment hub while also offering easy access to all Central Florida has to offer.

LandSouth settles lunch accounts in local schools

Apr 4, 2014

Candice Aery, a project administrator with LandSouth Construction in Jacksonville Beach, had a hard time believing what her research uncovered.

She read headlines about students having their lunches taken away and thrown in the trash because they couldn’t afford to pay.

But she was shocked to learn that the same thing was happening here.

The national media reported on a situation in a Salt Lake City elementary school, at which the lunch food trays of 40 students were taken away and thrown out because there was no money in the students’ lunch accounts. The trays were thrown away in front of the students, who were given a piece of fruit and milk instead. After thousands fumed online, the school district apologized and promised changes.

In Duval County, if students can’t afford to pay for their lunch, they’re given a cheese sandwich and juice. That can continue for as long as the student’s bill is outstanding. “It’s not gourmet by any means,” Aery said. But for Aery that isn’t the worst part. “From what I’ve read online, many [children] are too embarrassed to get that cheese sandwich and would rather go hungry,” she said.

It wasn’t something she could ignore. After reaching out to Duval County school officials, LandSouth settled the debts for students in two Duval County schools. At Dinsmore Elementary, 80 students were in arrears, owing a total of $85. At San Mateo, she wasn’t told the number of students who owed money, but the debt was $106.90. LandSouth also set up an emergency fund to make sure students at both schools aren’t in jeopardy of getting an alternative lunch anytime soon.

Read more http://members.jacksonville.com/news/schools/2014-03-29/story/cheese-sandwich-and-juice-what-replacement-meal

Lost Lake

LandSouth Construction Completes Projects in Florida and North Carolina

Mar 27, 2014

Lost Lake Resort Apartments is a $21 million community at the southwest corner of J. Turner Boulevard and Southside Boulevard in Jacksonville, Fla. Phillips Research Park, is a $19.8 million luxury apartment community located in scenic Durham, N.C. 

"We are pleased to announce that construction has been completed on these new communities," said James Pyle, president and CEO of LandSouth Construction. “They were both built as outstanding places to live with great amenities and floor plans for residents to enjoy life in desirable locations.”

Lost Lake Resort Apartments amenities include a huge 18,000 square foot clubhouse with full service fitness center, indoor basketball court, Cyber Café, zero entry resort style pool and spa. Other amenities include volleyball courts; resort cabanas, dog park, covered hammock areas, outdoor kitchen with grills among others.

The gated community features one, two and three bedroom homes with one or two baths averaging 1,096 square feet of living space

Phillips at Research Park amenities features a 6,000 square foot clubhouse with full service fitness center, media room and pool. Other amenities include Bocce courts, on-site carwash, tot-lot, grilling area, picnic areas and 20 acres of woodlands for walking, jogging or biking.

The garden style walkup offers one, two and three bedroom homes with one or two baths ranging from 780 to 1,173 square feet of living space.

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LandSouth Construction Starts Two New Projects

Jan 21, 2014

Apartment Community in Tennessee; Senior Living Residences in Florida

LandSouth Construction, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based general contractor specializing in multifamily developments, announced today that it has begun construction on two new projects, Integra Preserve in Collegedale, Tenn. and American House in Bonita Springs, Fla.

"We are delighted to begin 2014 with these exceptional projects," said James Pyle, president and CEO of LandSouth Construction, which also is currently completing several multifamily projects throughout the Southeast. "We are pleased to have been selected to build Integra Preserve and American House as they show the depth and width of our experience and capabilities.”

Integra Preserve is a gated, garden-style apartment community near Chattanooga, Tenn. consisting of 220 residences in six apartment buildings and four carriage homes. Panther Chattanooga/Preserves LLC is the developer and Charlan Brock & Associates, Inc. is the architect of the $18,559,252 project.

Sitting on 14 beautiful acres Integra Preserve will feature one, two and three bedroom apartments ranging from 766 to 1,278 square feet of living space. The apartment homes will have 42-inch cabinets, ceramic tile, French doors, garden tubs and a washer and dryer.

A 4,800 square foot clubhouse and leasing center will compliment a cabana pool pavilion, fitness center, outdoor grill area. Integra Preserve is being built to National Green Building Standards and is expected to be completed in May, 2015.

Nestled on 25 acres in Bonita Springs, Fla., American House is a three phase senior living campus including independent and assisted living with full kitchens as well as a fifty unit memory care building.  The project consists of 60 one bedroom, 25 studio, and five two bedroom units in Phase 1, and 40 one bedroom memory care residences in the second phase.

The site is located adjacent to the Imperial River in Old Bonita Springs. Amenities include full restaurant service, resident activity rooms, aerobic swimming pool, lake walking path, fountains, gardens and exterior patios and verandas.

AH Bonita Springs LLC is the developer and Progressive Associates is the architect of phase one and two of the $13,684,377 project that is due for completion in May, 2015.

LandSouth is currently building multifamily communities in Raleigh, N.C., Jacksonville, Oviedo and Delray Beach, Fla. and just completed Integra Hills in Chattanooga. Tenn.

In building Integra Preserve and American House LandSouth Construction is using an integrated approach where each service component works together to provide a seamless delivery system.

These components have been designed and refined to be complementary, and each is performance-enhanced with proven procedures, tested systems and the latest technologies. By emphasizing results and exceptional service, LandSouth Construction has created a construction process designed to provide the best possible value for its clients.

2013 Diamond Award Winners Announced

Dec 11, 2013

Congratulations to our co-award winners for the 2013 Diamond Award, Joy Jones and Brooklynn Roshitsh.  Joy has been with LandSouth for 9 years and handles all aspects of accounts payable as well as serving as a project administrator.  Brooklynn is new to LandSouth but has grasped and implemented LandSouth's core values quickly into her daily interactions as field administrator.  The Diamond Award is voted on by the employees of LandSouth Construction based on whom has best represented the core values, "WHILDAP", for the calendar year.

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LandSouth Construction selects Southern Development and Construction as the ‘Subcontractor of the Quarter’

Dec 1, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –  LandSouth Construction has announced Southern Development and Construction (SDC) as “Subcontractor of the Quarter.”

“They were chosen based on their deep experience and reputation for going the extra mile to provide expertise and experience preferred in a construction partner is coupled with their outstanding record of serving clients and an ability to communicate effectively,” said LandSouth President/CEO James Pyle.

Since 1986, Southern Development and Construction has completed a diversity of projects. The company takes pride in maintaining an exceptional reputation by providing construction excellence with personal attention.

“We are very excited to be working with LandSouth to create Oviedo on the Park. It’s been on the planning board for a long time and is a major development, basically a new city, that has been highly anticipated,” said SDC President Tom McNamara.

Oviedo on the Park is a new town center in Central Florida that will contain roughly 1200 residential units in a mix of town homes, low and mid-rise apartments and condominium.

“LandSouth has been great to work with. We share the vision for Oviedo on the Park and that has been instrumental in us moving forward and closely collaborating on this project,” McNamara said.

LandSouth has worked with some of the best subs in completing over 8,000 units, valued at over a half billion dollars since 1998; from garden style apartments to high end condominiums and all other type of multi-family units.

LandSouth is currently building multifamily communities in Raleigh, N.C., Jacksonville, Oviedo and Delray Beach, Fla. and just completed Integra Hills in Chattanooga. Tenn.

"They communicate with us to ensure we are all on the same page. They have been a phenomenal sub on the massive Oviedo project, which is exactly what we expect based on their reputation and experience," added LandSouth Project Manager Greg Wikan.

SDC offers a professional team of estimators, project managers and contractors, with two things in common - specialization in total site construction and a commitment to providing high quality construction services in a cost-effective manner.

“This commitment is backed by over 25 years of experience and a proven track record of success on over 700 projects,” McNamara said.

LandSouth is committed to innovation in the construction process, taking a fresh approach to a design challenge, client and partner communications, empowering superintendents to make key decisions in real time and using new products and materials to promote energy efficiency.

“As we are in our 15th year, we continue to recognize team members for “Above and Beyond” work which reflects a major part our culture,” Pyle said. “Congratulations to SDC.”

For more information on SDC visit www.sdcfl.com.

For more information on LandSouth Construction visit www.landsouth.com or call 904.273.6004.

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High Performance Project Management: One of the Keys Leading to LandSouth Construction’s 15 Years of Success

Oct 16, 2013

In completing over 8,000 apartment units, valued at over a half billion dollars LandSouth Construction has used an integrated approach where each service component works together to provide a seamless delivery system.

Over the past 15 years LandSouth Construction has developed and implemented an advanced integrated systems approach, using the highest-efficiency digital technology to maximize productivity, while minimizing time and waste. This results in a higher quality, more efficiently produced and defect-free product.

“We use mobile applications, punch lists are prepared and managed in the field with no need for data entry, resulting in highly efficient quality management and zero defects at building turnover,” said Joe Passkiewicz, vice president-operations, LandSouth Construction. “SharePoint applications allow us to accelerate productivity and increase cost efficiencies through a unified web-based collaboration platform.”

The firm’s Client Project Center provides additional power to enhance efficiencies by organizing and managing internal project information, sharing and tracking with external team members, and streamlining processes, including LEED requirements. LandSouth also integrates various systems used by owners to compliment the process.

Other key elements of the LandSouth process include:
• Controlled Quality Assurance
• Safety Plus
• Logistical Scheduling
• Comprehensive Cost Control
• Advanced Technology

LandSouth's relationship-based business philosophy has been reflected in the company's long-lasting rapport with developers and owners. New clients bring projects to LandSouth due to the firm's strong work ethic, dedication to their vision, efficiency and quality of construction.

LandSouth is currently building multifamily communities in Raleigh, N.C., Jacksonville, Oviedo and Delray Beach, Fla. and just completed Integra Hills Apartments in the Chattanooga, Tenn. area.

For more information call Joe Passkiewicz at jpasskiewicz@landsouth.com or call 904.273.6004.

LandSouth Construction ranked No. 18 by Multifamily Executive Magazine

Aug 30, 2013

LandSouth Construction has been ranked number 18 by Multifamily Executive (MFE) magazine in its 2013 Top 25 National General Contractors list.

The MFE Top 25 General Contractors list is part of MFE’s annual Top 50 rankings that represent industry benchmarks on both national and state levels.

LandSouth has completed over 8,000 units, valued at over a half billion dollars since 1998; from garden style apartments to high end condominiums and all other type of multi-family units. LandSouth is currently building multifamily communities in Raleigh, N.C., Jacksonville, Oviedo and Delray Beach, Fla.

“We are honored to be listed as one of the best in this industry,” said LandSouth Construction CEO and President James Pyle. “The measurement represents what the LandSouth team is accomplishing. The ranking is a testament to our employees’ dedication and unwavering commitment to deliver our clients the highest quality of product at the right cost on every project.”

For 15 years LandSouth's relationship-based business philosophy has been reflected in the company's long-lasting rapport with developers and owners. New clients bring projects to LandSouth due to the firm's strong work ethic, dedication to their vision, efficiency and quality of construction.

For more information visit www.landsouth.com or call (904) 274-6004.

LandSouth Construction selects Exterior Expressions as ‘Subcontractor of the Quarter’

Jul 18, 2013

LandSouth Construction has announced Exterior Expressions as “Subcontractor of the Quarter” for going the extra mile to provide the expertise, knowledge and experience desired in a construction partner.

Established in 1994, Exterior Expressions goal is to provide superior workmanship, unmatched service, hands on management and competitive pricing to every customer. In their first year in business they concentrated on natural stone for residential projects. 
The company has offices in Duluth, Ga., Riviera Beach, Fla. and Mathews, N.C.

As they developed expertise they expanded the product profile to include, subdivision entry features, amenity areas, shopping centers, commercial buildings and multifamily projects like Lost Lake Apartments in Jacksonville, Fla. Products include brick, architectural precast, concrete and clay pavers, specialty concrete, garden structures, natural boulders, sculpted concrete waterfalls, swimming pools, Koi ponds, modular block walls, fencing and gravity walls.

“They consistently go above and beyond as it relates to their scope of work. They man the job with competent labor and supervision to complete the tasks that are required of them, even working weekends,” said LandSouth project manager Jason Cromer.

LandSouth has worked with some of the best subs in completing over 8,000 units, valued at over a half billion dollars since 1998; from garden style apartments to high end condominiums and all other type of multi-family units. LandSouth is currently building multifamily communities in Raleigh, N.C., Jacksonville, Oviedo and Delray Beach, Fla.

“As we are in the midst of our 15th year, we are going to recognize team members for “Above and Beyond” work which reflects a major part our culture. We are excited about 2013 and look forward to building ideas for our clients. Congratulations to Exterior Expressions,” said LandSouth President/CEO James Pyle.

LandSouth is committed to innovation in the construction process, taking a fresh approach to a design challenge, client and partner communications, empowering superintendents to make key decisions in real time and using new products and materials to promote energy efficiency.
"Exterior Expressions communicates with us to ensure that everyone is on the same page. They have been a phenomenal sub on Lost Lake Apartments, which is exactly what we expect based on their performance over the last few years," added Cromer.

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LandSouth Construction completes Integra Hills Apartments in Tennessee

Jun 14, 2013

LandSouth Construction has completed construction of Integra Hills Luxury Apartments, a $19 million project near Chattanooga, Tenn.

"We are pleased to announce that construction has been completed on Integra Hills Apartment," said James Pyle, president and CEO of LandSouth Construction. "These apartments are conveniently located near Chattanooga’s major employment centers, shopping, dining and attractions making the community one of the most desirable new addresses in the area."

Integra Hills is a gated access community offering resort style amenities and living. The 278 apartment homes feature five floor plans ranging from 852 to 1,427 square feet

Client focused and always innovative, LandSouth Construction has completed more than 8,000 multifamily units in the Southeastern U.S. during its 15-year award winning history.

Each of the one, two and three bedroom apartment homes have crown moulding in living and dining rooms, wood plank floors, expansive ceilings, custom cabinets, built-in computer niche, French doors to patios, garden tub and designer black appliance package. Detached garages are also available.

Integra Hills residents have access to a number of amenities, including a resort-style pool, billiards/entertainment room, Internet cafe, fitness room and tanning studio, summer kitchen and playground. LandSouth worked closely with developer Integra Land Company to create one of the Chattanooga area’s premier apartment communities.

In building Integra Hills Luxury Apartments LandSouth Construction used an integrated approach where each service component works together to provide a seamless delivery system.

For more information visit www.landsouth.com or call (904) 274-6004.

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